Queensland's Ben Cutting has called his time off from the longest format, but will continue to play in the T20s. Cutting made his debut performance in the format in October of 2007 and went to build a remarkable career for himself as a fast bowling allrounder. He will still play in the KFC Big Bash cricket for the Brisbane heat. In the total of 51 first class matches, he scored 1561 runs at 23.65 and tool 170 wickets at 28.41. The 31 year old has also played in 4 ODI matches and 7 T20s for Australia. He is currently playing for the Mumbai Indians' squad in the Indian premier League.
Ben Cutting posted a heartwarming message on Instagram stating his retirement. He wrote that he won't be part of contract list for coming season and will be shifting his full time focus on the shortest format of the game and building his business. He also thanked the Queensland cricket for all the opportunities given to him over the years.
Due to a shift in his focus towards games shorter formats, he was not part of the Shield match in Queensland's triumphant 2017-18 campaign. Cutting was also a part of the World XI last September against Pakistan in Lahore. He was bought by the IPL team Mumbai Indians from Hyderabad Sunrisers at the IPL auction of this year for a sum of AUD$426,000. He has also been re-signed by St.Kitts& Nevis Patriots for the Caribbean Premier League for a sum of AUS$110,000.
By: Neha Maheshwari